I write this latest 802 assessment with a little apprehension, inasmuch as seven years ago I had a similar experience with an earlier pair whose frequency responses I measured extensively (both indoors and outdoors that time) for another audio magazine
. B&W wrote an unhappy letter saying, among other faults, how out of step I was with the rest of the world, in both my judgment and my protocols.
"I was so focused on audio magazines
, and here I am, owning a newspaper."
Actually, I despise as much as you do--maybe more--the fact that the covers of audio magazines
are typically sold to generate advertising revenue (we were not the first to do this), but I cannot get as worked up as you do about this particular cover, which, by the way, was not sold.
It offers more than 23,000 digital audiobooks for readers of all ages, audio magazines
, audio newspapers, and radio programs.
Mencken, and Virgil Thomson, along with women, African Americans, "postmodern" writers, composer-critics, educators, critics for audio magazines
and broadcast media, and-briefly--critics on the Internet.
A few years back The $ensible Sound along with a couple of other audio magazines
reviewed Sound Dynamics (RTS 3 and others) loudspeakers with glowing praise for producing great sound for little money and now they aren't mentioned anywhere in any of the staff picks (that I can tell).